The Bishop of London, the Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, led a service to commemorate the victims of the Dudgeon’s Wharf disaster to mark the 50th anniversary of the tragedy.
Bishop Sarah joined families of the victims, London Fire Brigade staff and Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience Fiona Twycross.
During the dedication service the Fire Brigades’ Union unveiled a red plaque in memory of the five firefighters and a construction worker who lost their lives when an oil tank exploded at the site on the Isle of Dogs on 17 July 1969.
Speaking after the service Bishop Sarah said:
“It was a privilege to join together with the relatives of the disaster’s victims and lead them in prayer to honour all those who lost their lives that terrible day.
“Fifty years on, it is important that we continue to pay tribute to their work, remember their sacrifice and celebrate their legacy.”